This is a discussion on Who carries a Rescue Blade? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've got the Benchmade Rescue Hook, older version with the oxygen wrench and bottle opener. Subdued black finish! I carry it in a dual sheath ...
I've got the Benchmade Rescue Hook, older version with the oxygen wrench and bottle opener. Subdued black finish!
I carry it in a dual sheath with my griptillian with mod. sheepsfoot blade as a work rig.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
Last edited by Npete7381; July 22nd, 2007 at 12:03 PM.
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."
-- Robert A. Heinlein
Handy in the car: A Kershaw rescue knife that will punch out windows, a seat bealt cutter and heavy trauma shears.
+1 for the res-Q-me tool. Can't put it in the knife category but it does have a razor blade for seat belts. I'm told the spring for the window punch will wear out eventually, however, I've used it while working at least 4 times and I've had no problems. Blade has been used when training and still holds it edge. $9.99 is a good price for any useful tool. One is on my gear and one is on my key chain for personal use.
Read this earlier today.
Came home from choir practice and a meeting to watch the news on the bridge across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.
I cross a bridge almost every day. Same for wife and my children.
I ordered 10...
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
I guess I'll be flamed for this, but hook blades are far too limited in their application, scissors are more practical. The sheep's foot design like a Spyderco Salt or Atlantic are more practical, rounded dull back of blade elevates from skin while leaving a large straight or combination edge available for cutting more material faster. Sometimes a rescue knife might be needed for wider varitey of tasks...
Jammed seatbelts are extremely rare, clothing and other bulkier material represent the larger problem.
Interesting thread as to where it's gone. I never really thought I'd ever bother with a rescue knife of some kind, but I recently picked up another Boker (I've sold 2 Subcoms to different members on this forum). I got the Rescom as a money clip. When I used a small knife (Or one of the Subcoms), I found that I didn't use the blade much, because it was just easier to use one of the other knives that I carry on my person. Anyways, I figured the Rescom would make a good money clip & it's already been helpful (& I've just had it for only a couple days).
"Use human means as though divine ones didn't exist, and divine means as though there were no human ones." Baltasar Gracian
Integrated Close Combat
Glock 19 & 26, Kahr CM9 & P45, Para P12, Kel-Tec P-32, S&W 442, & Dan Wesson 14-2.
The car n truck have:
I carry a Spyderco Matriarch